US congratulates Nigeria on successful presidential election

By Our Reporter

The United States has congratulated the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

This was contained in a statement Friday by US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, emailed to Apex News from the US Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria.

“We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process,” Pompeo said.

He said the US noted the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized violence and irregularities.

The Secretary of State also said the US congratulates all the other candidates for their peaceful participation in the electoral process and called on all Nigerians to ensure successful state elections next week.

“Going forward, the United States remains committed to working together with Nigeria to achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations,” Pompeo pointed out.

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